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World Online report: Game over - Maryland 97, Kansas 88
March 30, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 10:56 p.m.) BULLETIN - Maryland defeated Kansas, 97-88, in the semifinal game of the NCCA Final Four tournament Saturday night in Atlanta.
Indiana defeats Oklahoma, moves on to championship game
March 30, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 9:03 p.m.) BULLETIN - Indiana defeated Oklahom, 73-64, in Saturday night’s NCAA Final Four semifinal. The Hoosiers move on to play in the championship game Monday and will face the winner of Saturday night’s Kansas-Maryland matchup.
Burst of fire strikes close to German peacekeepers
March 30, 2002
(Web Posted Saturday at 8:23 a.m.) KABUL, Afghanistan - For the first time in a month, international peacekeepers came under fire while patrolling in an otherwise peaceful Afghan capital, the peacekeeping force reported Saturday. The gunfire was believed to have come from a compound housing pro-U.S. militiamen.
Pakistani authorities suspect key bin Laden lieutenant may have been captured
March 30, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 11:23 a.m.) U.S. and Pakistani authorities are trying to determine whether an Arab arrested in raids here this week is a key lieutenant of Osama bin Laden, a senior police official said Saturday.
American citizen in Arafat’s compound
March 30, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 11:31 a.m.) After a tense night surrounded by Israeli tanks and troops, an American trapped alongside Yasser Arafat in the Palestinian leader’s offices left Saturday with a delegation of humanitarian workers.
Horoscopes
March 30, 2002
For Saturday, March 30, 2002, those with birthdays today: Make the most out of others’ benevolent attitudes. Much happens a lot faster than you anticipate this year. If you tune in to your instincts and follow them, much lands on your plate. You have many fine aspirations and the capability to make them a reality. Use your high energy and creativity. If you are single, you will encounter a formidable personality who could be someone you would like to stop and take time with. If you are attached, the two of you will add to your family or abode. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
Katherine Marie Keith
March 30, 2002
6Sports video report: 989 Sports has National Championship game as rematch against Sooners and Hawks
March 30, 2002
James Sido reports on the National Championship game pitting the Jayhawks against the Sooners. Game clips courtesy of 989 Sports.
6Sports video report: Jayhawks and Terps mirror images of each other
March 30, 2002
Kevin Romary reports from Atlanta on the upcoming Final Four match-up of the Kansas Jayhawks and the Maryland Terrapins.
Spirituality
March 30, 2002
 Study: Religious charities may be more effective  Convert hopes to become first U.S. black female rabbi  Ten Commandments plaque popular wedding backdrop
Around and about
March 30, 2002
Lisa and Jeff Cooper, Leawood, announce the birth of their daughter, Katherine Lynn Cooper, born March 16, 2002, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Jeff is an 1981 graduate of Lawrence High School and 1985 Kansas University graduate. He is the son of Meredithe McCormick.
s opener thanks to NCAA Tournament
March 30, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus When Lawrence High’s boys golf team opens on Monday at the Shawnee Mission South Invitational at Meadowbrook, a handful of Lions plan to be rooting on Kansas University’s men’s basketball team in Atlanta.
Budget fosters tense session
March 30, 2002
By Scott Rothschild State leaders Friday said the legislative session was near meltdown and took turns blaming each other for the mess. Meanwhile, more evidence of the state’s worsening budget situation emerged when it was announced that for the second time this fiscal year the state would short public schools on their monthly payments.
her
March 30, 2002
By Mike Belt The wife of a Baldwin shooting suspect said she was terrified when a neighbor barged through her front door the night of Oct. 14, 2001, and threatened to kill her. “She was so out of control I thought she was going to do it right then and there,” Erin Meeker said Friday, as she told a Douglas County jury about her confrontation with Kerry Chalmers.
Red Sox cost remains at top
March 30, 2002
The recession had a marked effect on baseball, with the increase in ticket prices slowing to its lowest level since the 1994-95 strike. The average ticket price this season is $18.31, the Team Marketing Report said Friday in its annual survey, and 10 of the 30 clubs did not raise the price of season tickets.
Church about people, not priests
March 30, 2002
By Edward L. Beck Special to the Los Angeles Times While the Roman Catholic Church gathers to celebrate the holiest week of its year, it isn’t looking too holy. As a priest, I have read the news of sexual scandals involving priests and bishops with sadness and dismay.
Latest Final Four team greatest to Woodling
March 30, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Seven times I’ve been fortunate enough to attend an NCAA Final Four. Only once, though, have I seen Kansas University win a national championship. That was, of course, in 1988 and those Danny Manning-led Jayhawks weren’t even the best of the seven.
journey
March 30, 2002
By Gary Bedore By no means is Maryland a one-man basketball team. But the NCAA East Regional champion Terrapins (30-4) do rely heavily on do-everything senior guard Juan Dixon, the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Player of the Year. Dixon takes a 20.1-point scoring average into tonight’s Final Four semifinal against Midwest Regional champion Kansas University (33-3).
6Sports video report: Jayhawks and Terps mirror images of each other
March 30, 2002
Kevin Romary reports from Atlanta on the upcoming Final Four match-up of the Kansas Jayhawks and the Maryland Terrapins.
Fan born with inoperable brain tumor helped root Jayhawks on to NCAA title
March 30, 2002
By Mike Belt They spit in the Mississippi River and they punch out stuffed monkeys on their coach’s back. Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams and his Jayhawk basketball team have performed plenty of extracurricular activities hoping to generate good karma for victories in NCAA Tournament games.
s Tabb tapped Big 12 player of week
March 30, 2002
Kansas University senior softball player Leah Tabb has been named the Big 12 conference’s player of the week.
Egg hunts, run, concerts mark Easter holiday
March 30, 2002
Easter egg hunts, the Resurrection Run and Easter concerts will help you get into the holiday this weekend. Other family-fun events include an ice-skating show, children’s theater and Saturday Nite’s Main Event.
Burst of fire strikes close to German peacekeepers
March 30, 2002
(Web Posted Saturday at 8:23 a.m.) KABUL, Afghanistan - For the first time in a month, international peacekeepers came under fire while patrolling in an otherwise peaceful Afghan capital, the peacekeeping force reported Saturday. The gunfire was believed to have come from a compound housing pro-U.S. militiamen.
Big man McGhee has been key for Oklahoma
March 30, 2002
By David Mitchell At 6-foot-8 and 250 pounds, Aaron McGhee looks like a football player. Fortunately for Oklahoma, the senior forward has evolved into an all-conference basketball player. The two-time transfer’s drastic improvement was vital in the Sooners’ run to tonight’s Final Four semifinal showdown with Indiana.
U.S. denies mistreatment of American Taliban
March 30, 2002
American-born Taliban John Walker Lindh received the same food and medical care as U.S. soldiers while in custody in Afghanistan, and even slept on a stretcher while his physician made do on a concrete floor, U.S. prosecutors said Friday.
Bomb-detection mandate poses problems for airports
March 30, 2002
U.S. airports face at least $2 billion in construction costs to make room for machines to detect explosives. Officials say they don’t know how many machines they need, where they should be installed or who will pick up the tab.
details the trailblazing efforts of Prairie View Co-Eds
March 30, 2002
When World War II whisked away the men from Prairie View A&M University, it was left to the women to keep the jazz flowing in place of the Texas school’s all-male dance band.
Jordan scores 34 in 107-98 victory
March 30, 2002
Michael Jordan got a burst of youth from his own children. Jordan’s sons were in town for the holidays Friday, and he smiled and laughed as he watched them play assistant general manager Rod Higgins’ sons on the Washington Wizards’ practice court for than an hour around midday.
Playing with family dog can prove dangerous
March 30, 2002
Rick Tvelia’s pinky finger was fractured and practically torn off three months ago when he tried to break up a fight between two of his dogs. The incident happened when one of his dogs was loose and attacked a dog that was leashed, biting it five or six times.
H&R Block’s loan program draws criticism
March 30, 2002
As tax preparation giant H&R Block Inc. branches into financial planning, it’s boosting profits with a loan program that gets customers refunds faster but takes a big bite of the proceeds.
Andersen names reform team
Former Fed chair’s reform proposal still needs government’s approval
March 30, 2002
Arthur Andersen LLP is putting its hopes for survival in the hands of former Federal Reserve chief Paul Volcker as the once-mighty accounting giant heads closer to a breakup and “inevitable” layoffs.
Lawrence businesses score
Jayhawk success boosts economy
March 30, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn It doesn’t take a rocket scientist for businesses to figure out how to capitalize on Kansas University’s Final Four appearance put a Jayhawk on it. For the approximately 425 businesses that hold a license to market KU merchandise, there’s no need to buy one of those “secrets of success” business books this month.
Egg hunts, run, concerts mark Easter holiday
March 30, 2002
Easter egg hunts, the Resurrection Run and Easter concerts will help you get into the holiday this weekend. Other family-fun events include an ice-skating show, children’s theater and Saturday Nite’s Main Event.
Religion briefs
March 30, 2002
N. Lawrence Christian offers sunrise service Musician joins Unity choir Mustard Seed slates Easter presentation Sunflower Broadband adds Catholic network Lawrence Wesleyan sets egg hunt
4-H & FCE news
March 30, 2002
Parents fear and cherish the ‘terrible twos’
March 30, 2002
My baby is only a year old and she is a joy to my husband and me. But your description of toddlerhood is kind of scary. It’s just around the corner. Are the “terrible twos” really so terrible?
Shortage hits U.S. Protestant pulpits
While pews are full for Easter, many congregations have vacant pastoral positions
March 30, 2002
Easter 2002 is a bit special for First Presbyterian Church, a granite landmark that features a Tiffany stained-glass window portraying Jesus’ resurrection. It’s not because of the added service to accommodate the extra turnout. That’s customary.
KU turns attention to Terps
Maryland next roadblock on Jayhawks’ journey
March 30, 2002
By Gary Bedore By no means is Maryland a one-man basketball team. But the NCAA East Regional champion Terrapins (30-4) do rely heavily on do-everything senior guard Juan Dixon, the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Player of the Year. Dixon takes a 20.1-point scoring average into tonight’s Final Four semifinal against Midwest Regional champion Kansas University (33-3).
Randa, Berger boost Royals in 6-5 victory over Tigers
March 30, 2002
Brandon Berger hit a two-run homer and Joe Randa doubled twice as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers, 6-5, Friday. It was the Royals’ final home spring training game in Florida. They have trained the past 15 years here after training in Fort Myers, Fla. from 1969-87.
Average price increase for major league game slows to 3.8 percent
Red Sox cost remains at top
March 30, 2002
The recession had a marked effect on baseball, with the increase in ticket prices slowing to its lowest level since the 1994-95 strike. The average ticket price this season is $18.31, the Team Marketing Report said Friday in its annual survey, and 10 of the 30 clubs did not raise the price of season tickets.
Israel continues assault on Arafat’s headquarters
March 30, 2002
Israeli troops backed by tanks swarmed into Yasser Arafat’s headquarters Friday, punching holes in walls and fighting room to room as the Palestinian leader huddled in a windowless office and made frantic appeals to world leaders by cell phone
Graves takes executive plane to turkey hunt
March 30, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves and Wildlife and Parks Secretary Mike Hayden flew at state expense this week to participate in a turkey hunt in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Graves’ spokesman Don Brown said he didn’t know how much the trip would cost because the paperwork had not been turned in yet.
Final Four veterans expect game to be a classic
Together, Kansas fan and Maryland counterpart have been to 34 of college basketball’s biggest shows
March 30, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Final Four veterans Robb Newman and Don Oliver go head-to-head today at the Georgia Dome, and both have history on their side. Newman of Ashton, Md., and Oliver of Lebo will strap on their colorful head gear and charge into basketball history when their beloved college basketball teams, Newman’s Maryland Terrapins and Oliver’s Kansas Jayhawks, meet in the NCAA Tournament semifinal for a shot at the championship.
A look back: ‘88 champs turned to teen for good luck
Fan born with inoperable brain tumor helped root Jayhawks on to NCAA title
March 30, 2002
By Mike Belt They spit in the Mississippi River and they punch out stuffed monkeys on their coach’s back. Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams and his Jayhawk basketball team have performed plenty of extracurricular activities hoping to generate good karma for victories in NCAA Tournament games.
WWII-era female jazz band picked up beat when men left
KU professor’s book, “Swing Shift,” details the trailblazing efforts of Prairie View Co-Eds
March 30, 2002
When World War II whisked away the men from Prairie View A&M University, it was left to the women to keep the jazz flowing in place of the Texas school’s all-male dance band.
New Orleans courts Grammys
City hopes to polish its image on musical heritage with museum
March 30, 2002
The Absinthe Bar was once considered the best place on Bourbon Street and one of the best places in the world to catch live blues. Patrons drank at a mahogany bar said to be 200 years old, and listened to regular gigs by guitarist Bryan Lee, or the debut of a 13-year-old Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
TV report profiles Columbine killers
March 30, 2002
Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold showed signs of depression and violent fantasies two years before their suicidal rampage at Columbine High School, according to an upcoming TV documentary.
KC shelves May, Hernandez
Reliever Henry released; Quinn, Wilson placed on DL
March 30, 2002
The Kansas City Royals will start the season with four players on the 15-day disabled list, including closer Roberto Hernandez and left-handed starter Darrell May. The Royals also released veteran reliever Doug Henry, a move that cost the club more than $1.5 million because Henry had a guaranteed contract.
KU fans marked by raspy voices
March 30, 2002
By Joel Mathis Call it a game of H-O-A-R-S-E. The Jayhawks’ first trip to the Final Four since 1993 has been accompanied by a rise in the number of raspy-voiced fans around Lawrence.
s history with NCAA tourney long, storied
March 30, 2002
By Bill Mayer Pardon the awe and pride this Kansas native feels each March about the monumental footprint that Kansas University and its people have planted on the fabric of the NCAA basketball tournament. The more you learn about it, the more prominently it looms.
Win or lose, Jayhawks, Williams special
March 30, 2002
By Bill Mayer There’s an excellent chance Roy Williams will notch his first NCAA basketball championship in his 14th season as a head coach. His Kansas Jayhawks have all it takes to beat Maryland tonight, then probably Oklahoma on Monday.
s approval
March 30, 2002
Arthur Andersen LLP is putting its hopes for survival in the hands of former Federal Reserve chief Paul Volcker as the once-mighty accounting giant heads closer to a breakup and “inevitable” layoffs.
s loan program draws criticism
March 30, 2002
As tax preparation giant H&R Block Inc. branches into financial planning, it’s boosting profits with a loan program that gets customers refunds faster but takes a big bite of the proceeds.
Anniversaries
March 30, 2002
Beckman Alietha and Earl Beckman, Lawrence, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner.
FCE news
March 30, 2002
The Stull FCE will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Pat Solbach. The program will be about the health benefits of exercise. Â
World Online report: Game over - Maryland 97, Kansas 88
March 30, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 10:56 p.m.) BULLETIN - Maryland defeated Kansas, 97-88, in the semifinal game of the NCCA Final Four tournament Saturday night in Atlanta.
Reliever Henry released
March 30, 2002
The Kansas City Royals will start the season with four players on the 15-day disabled list, including closer Roberto Hernandez and left-handed starter Darrell May. The Royals also released veteran reliever Doug Henry, a move that cost the club more than $1.5 million because Henry had a guaranteed contract.
All-Stars edge Globetrotters
March 30, 2002
Oregon’s Frederick Jones had 15 points, and the NABC All-Stars snapped a two-game losing streak to the Harlem Globetrotters with an 86-76 victory Friday night in the Roundball Shootout.
TV report profiles Columbine killers
March 30, 2002
Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold showed signs of depression and violent fantasies two years before their suicidal rampage at Columbine High School, according to an upcoming TV documentary.
KU Basketball Notebook
March 30, 2002
Jayhawks flock: More than 30 former Kansas players are expected to attend tonight’s game at Georgia Dome, including NBA players Jacque Vaughn and Scot Pollard. Many of the former Jayhawks played for KU coach Roy Williams  but not all of them. “I am aware of the former players that are here,” Williams said. “We’ll have four or five guys who played on the 1952 national championship team that will be here. I didn’t coach those guys.
Sound off
March 30, 2002
When does daylight-saving time begin this year? It begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, April 7. Clocks should be set forward an hour then. Standard time resumes at 2 a.m. Oct. 27.
Jayhawk success boosts economy
March 30, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn It doesn’t take a rocket scientist for businesses to figure out how to capitalize on Kansas University’s Final Four appearance  put a Jayhawk on it. For the approximately 425 businesses that hold a license to market KU merchandise, there’s no need to buy one of those “secrets of success” business books this month.
PBS explores downfall of dictator
March 30, 2002
Martin Sheen narrates the remarkable and inspiring documentary “Bringing Down a Dictator” (9 p.m. Sunday, PBS, check local listings), which shows how a dedicated group of student activists used well-organized, nonviolent resistance to topple the blood-stained regime of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic.
On the street
March 30, 2002
Asked on Massachusetts Street Can the Jayhawks beat the Terrapins tonight?
March 30, 2002
My baby is only a year old and she is a joy to my husband and me. But your description of toddlerhood is kind of scary. It’s just around the corner. Are the “terrible twos” really so terrible?
Regardless of tournament outcome, Jayhawks are winners
March 30, 2002
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. No matter who wins tonight’s NCAA semifinal basketball game or Monday night’s championship, the Kansas University Jayhawks are winners in every respect. They are winners on and off the court, as basketball players and as student athletes. Going into tonight’s game, Kansas (33-3) has won more games this season than any other team in the NCAA Final Four.
Fredrick L. Cochrane
March 30, 2002
People
March 30, 2002
Lucas sued for libel The thrill is gone Estefans win restraining order Clint Black a doting dad
Terps’ coach ‘semi-psycho’
That’s not an act. That’s how he coaches’
March 30, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Look in the dictionary next to the word “intense” and you might find a picture of University of Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams. If you think Kansas coach Roy Williams is intense, then get a load of the Terrapins’ head coach in tonight’s NCAA Final Four semifinal.
Finally, 4 to do battle
March 30, 2002
By David Mitchell Kansas and Maryland have a lot in common when it comes to their men’s basketball teams. Much more than Oklahoma and Indiana, the other half of the much-anticipated Final Four matchups who square off today at the Georgia Dome for the right to play in Monday’s NCAA championship.
s biggest shows
March 30, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Final Four veterans Robb Newman and Don Oliver go head-to-head today at the Georgia Dome, and both have history on their side. Newman of Ashton, Md., and Oliver of Lebo will strap on their colorful head gear and charge into basketball history when their beloved college basketball teams, Newman’s Maryland Terrapins and Oliver’s Kansas Jayhawks, meet in the NCAA Tournament semifinal for a shot at the championship.
March 30, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Look in the dictionary next to the word “intense” and you might find a picture of University of Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams. If you think Kansas coach Roy Williams is intense, then get a load of the Terrapins’ head coach in tonight’s NCAA Final Four semifinal.
Weddings
March 30, 2002
Baker-Towns Nancy Ruth Baker and William Courtney Towns, both of Lawrence, were married May 19, 2001, at the Baker family home in Topeka, with Dr. E. Merris Brady officiating.
Births
March 30, 2002
Paige and Joe Comparato, Lawrence, a boy, Thursday.
Around and about
March 30, 2002
World Online: Panorama - Lawrence Arts Center
March 30, 2002
While other parts of the building still near completion in preparation for the grand opening of the new Lawrence Arts Center, finishing touches have already been put on the facilities 300 seat theatre.
Scouting news
March 30, 2002
KU’s Tabb tapped Big 12 player of week
March 30, 2002
Kansas University senior softball player Leah Tabb has been named the Big 12 conference’s player of the week.
Briefly
March 30, 2002
New York City: Thousands march to WTC in Good Friday procession Chicago: Oprah declines Afghan visit Washington, D.C.: Former Joint Chiefs chairman undergoing rehabilitation Afghanistan: Radioactive material found
Bomb-detection mandate poses problems for airports
March 30, 2002
U.S. airports face at least $2 billion in construction costs to make room for machines to detect explosives. Officials say they don’t know how many machines they need, where they should be installed or who will pick up the tab.
Work leads fan to Final Four
March 30, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Dru Shiner is an accidental Kansas fan at the Final Four. If we could all have his luck. “I was already down here on business,” the Overland Park software system salesman said Friday during KU’s public practice in the Georgia Dome. “Don’t tell the company I’m here.”
Collison keeps Jayhawks focused
March 30, 2002
By Gary Bedore A fired-up Nick Collison ripped off his headphones in a Kohl Center locker room and spoke to his teammates before last Sunday’s Midwest Regional championship victory over Oregon in Madison, Wis.
Spirituality
March 30, 2002
Study: Religious charities may be more effective Convert hopes to become first U.S. black female rabbi Ten Commandments plaque popular wedding backdrop
NBA Roundup: Wizards belt Bucks
Jordan scores 34 in 107-98 victory
March 30, 2002
Michael Jordan got a burst of youth from his own children. Jordan’s sons were in town for the holidays Friday, and he smiled and laughed as he watched them play assistant general manager Rod Higgins’ sons on the Washington Wizards’ practice court for than an hour around midday.
Question of the day
March 30, 2002
Asked of Clark Kellogg, CBS Sports basketball analyst and former Ohio State University basketball player:
s suffering evident on Good Friday
March 30, 2002
Pope John Paul II, not strong enough to walk with a cross in the Good Friday procession, stood as the ceremony neared its end and, for a few minutes, held the cross that had been carried by other celebrants.
Bush bypasses Senate on political appointments
March 30, 2002
Two days after signing a new law restricting campaign donations, President Bush bypassed Congress to install one of the law’s Republican critics to enforce it. He also named a vocal critic of affirmative action as civil rights chief at the Education Department.
Plagiarism is form of greed
March 30, 2002
By Mark Patinkin The Providence Journal Ever since it made news, I’ve been surprised that two of our most prominent historians have been charged with plagiarizing the work of others.
t stand up in court
March 30, 2002
By Philip Terzian Providence Journal For those of us skeptical about campaign-finance “reform,” these are comforting times. Nearly everyone in the nation’s capital is impressed that the House and Senate passed a campaign-finance “reform” bill that the president could sign.
Weddings
March 30, 2002
KU Basketball Notebook
March 30, 2002
Horoscopes
March 30, 2002
U.S. denies mistreatment of American Taliban
March 30, 2002
American-born Taliban John Walker Lindh received the same food and medical care as U.S. soldiers while in custody in Afghanistan, and even slept on a stretcher while his physician made do on a concrete floor, U.S. prosecutors said Friday.
Gifts add up
March 30, 2002
To the editor: If everyone would make a modest contribution to the Salvation Army, as we have done today, The Salvation Army would more than reach their goal of $60,000 to provide shelter year-round to the homeless.
Win or lose, Jayhawks, Williams special
March 30, 2002
By Bill Mayer There’s an excellent chance Roy Williams will notch his first NCAA basketball championship in his 14th season as a head coach. His Kansas Jayhawks have all it takes to beat Maryland tonight, then probably Oklahoma on Monday.
KU fans marked by raspy voices
March 30, 2002
By Joel Mathis Call it a game of H-O-A-R-S-E. The Jayhawks’ first trip to the Final Four since 1993 has been accompanied by a rise in the number of raspy-voiced fans around Lawrence.
Latest Final Four team greatest to Woodling
March 30, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Seven times I’ve been fortunate enough to attend an NCAA Final Four. Only once, though, have I seen Kansas University win a national championship. That was, of course, in 1988 and those Danny Manning-led Jayhawks weren’t even the best of the seven.
OU on to championship game
March 30, 2002
From near extinction to national title, Oklahoma’s amazing rebuilding project just keeps getting better. Twelve years after the school nearly disbanded a program in disarray, the Sooners earned a shot at their first NCAA championship with a 86-71 win over Duke in the national semifinals Friday night.
Neuringer services
March 30, 2002
Graveside services for Carolyn Jane Ely Neuringer, 64, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. today at Pioneer Cemetery. Mrs. Neuringer died Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
Prudent delay
March 30, 2002
Journal-World Editorial It’s a good idea for city-county planning officials to have all the data available before making a decision on new floodplain regulations.
Reform bill won’t stand up in court
March 30, 2002
By Philip Terzian Providence Journal For those of us skeptical about campaign-finance “reform,” these are comforting times. Nearly everyone in the nation’s capital is impressed that the House and Senate passed a campaign-finance “reform” bill that the president could sign.
Regardless of tournament outcome, Jayhawks are winners
March 30, 2002
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. No matter who wins tonight’s NCAA semifinal basketball game or Monday night’s championship, the Kansas University Jayhawks are winners in every respect. They are winners on and off the court, as basketball players and as student athletes. Going into tonight’s game, Kansas (33-3) has won more games this season than any other team in the NCAA Final Four.
Haskell explores training program for industry jobs
March 30, 2002
By Dave Ranney Haskell Indian Nations University has invited tribal leaders and top Indian gaming officials here next week for a conference aimed at helping tribes take advantage of the economic opportunities that accompany on-reservation casinos and bingo halls.
Nation Briefs
March 30, 2002
 Seattle: Historic plane recovered after crash into sound  Milwaukee: Serial-killer figures upset victims’ families  France: Rabbit clones herald advance in lab science  Detroit: FBI to hand off Jimmy Hoffa case  Wisconsin: Crash toll rises to six
Prudent delay
March 30, 2002
Journal-World Editorial It’s a good idea for city-county planning officials to have all the data available before making a decision on new floodplain regulations.
Baldwin shooting suspect’s wife testifies neighbor ‘terrified’ her
March 30, 2002
By Mike Belt The wife of a Baldwin shooting suspect said she was terrified when a neighbor barged through her front door the night of Oct. 14, 2001, and threatened to kill her. “She was so out of control I thought she was going to do it right then and there,” Erin Meeker said Friday, as she told a Douglas County jury about her confrontation with Kerry Chalmers.
s future
March 30, 2002
By Jim Baker When the Rev. Bill Hurlbutt was in high school, he was terrified of having to get up in front of his classmates to give an oral report. These days, though, he stands in front of hundreds of worshippers during Sunday services at Christ Community Evangelical Free Church, 1100 Kasold Drive, and preaches from the pulpit.
s headquarters
March 30, 2002
Israeli troops backed by tanks swarmed into Yasser Arafat’s headquarters Friday, punching holes in walls and fighting room to room as the Palestinian leader huddled in a windowless office and made frantic appeals to world leaders by cell phone
Southern hospitality on display for KU
March 30, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Jim and Diane Dickey represent all Georgians as the official host couple to the Kansas Jayhawks at the Final Four. “Our job is to make them feel at home,” said Diane Dickey, a first-grade teacher who volunteered for the job. “Honestly, it can’t be considered a job. It’s fun. Very fun.”
Indiana title would drive Knight crazy
March 30, 2002
There are many reasons to pull for any of the teams in this Final Four. Kansas’ Roy Williams might be the best coach never to have won a national championship. Maryland might be the best program never to have won a national championship.
Finally, 4 to do battle
March 30, 2002
By David Mitchell Kansas and Maryland have a lot in common when it comes to their men’s basketball teams. Much more than Oklahoma and Indiana, the other half of the much-anticipated Final Four matchups who square off today at the Georgia Dome for the right to play in Monday’s NCAA championship.
Work leads fan to Final Four
March 30, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Dru Shiner is an accidental Kansas fan at the Final Four. If we could all have his luck. “I was already down here on business,” the Overland Park software system salesman said Friday during KU’s public practice in the Georgia Dome. “Don’t tell the company I’m here.”
Huskies one win away from securing perfect season
March 30, 2002
By overwhelming its biggest rival, Connecticut showed why it’s the perfect team. Now, there’s just one game to go to complete a perfect season.
Collison keeps Jayhawks focused
March 30, 2002
By Gary Bedore A fired-up Nick Collison ripped off his headphones in a Kohl Center locker room and spoke to his teammates before last Sunday’s Midwest Regional championship victory over Oregon in Madison, Wis.
Question of the day
March 30, 2002
Asked of Clark Kellogg, CBS Sports basketball analyst and former Ohio State University basketball player:
Stadium to show game on giant video board
March 30, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University officials are putting out the welcome mat for Jayhawk basketball fans and they’re throwing in the biggest of big-screen televisions as part of the package. The university is opening Memorial Stadium and its Megavision video board to the public for today’s KU-Maryland basketball game, which begins about 7:47 p.m.
6News video report: KU profiting from basketball team success
March 30, 2002
Tina Terry reports on the increased spending of KU visitors due mostly to the entrance of the Jayhawks in the Final Four.
KU baseball victimized by OSU, 10-7
March 30, 2002
Jeff Salazar blasted a three-run home run with one out in the bottom of the ninth to propel Oklahoma State to a 10-7 Big 12 baseball victory over Kansas here Friday. The Jayhawks bolted to a 4-0 lead with two runs in both the first and second innings. Matt Tribble connected for a two-run home run in the first and a two-run double in the second.
Postcard from Atlanta
March 30, 2002
Seats in the Georgia Dome’s upper reaches offer a fine vantage point for watching NFL football.
Big man McGhee has been key for Oklahoma
March 30, 2002
By David Mitchell At 6-foot-8 and 250 pounds, Aaron McGhee looks like a football player. Fortunately for Oklahoma, the senior forward has evolved into an all-conference basketball player. The two-time transfer’s drastic improvement was vital in the Sooners’ run to tonight’s Final Four semifinal showdown with Indiana.
World Online: Panorama - Lawrence Arts Center
March 30, 2002
Scouting news
March 30, 2002
Members of Boy Scout Troop 55, chartered by Westside Presbyterian Church, were backpackers March 15-18 in The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge near Lawton, Okla. Those who camped in the wilderness area were Brandon Nightingale, Patrick Denning, Matthew Avila, Travis Andregg, Scott Hird, Logan Marienau, Austin Meyer, Micah Clark, Keith Cowart, Matt James, Grady Walker, Bryant Denning, Oliver Devlin and Andrew Sigler, Boy Scouts; and Joe Wilson, Laurie Marienau, Rick Hird, Dan Affalter, Mark Avila and Scott Braden, leaders. To protect the refuge only 10 people were allowed to camp in the back country at a time.
Postcard from Atlanta
March 30, 2002
Seats in the Georgia Dome’s upper reaches offer a fine vantage point for watching NFL football.
People
March 30, 2002
 Lucas sued for libel  The thrill is gone  Estefans win restraining order  Clint Black a doting dad
On the record
March 30, 2002
On the record
March 30, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
NBA Briefs
March 30, 2002
 Heat place Jackson on injured list  Wizards tell Collins to stay silent on Jordan  Ellis avoids jail time
NBA Briefs
March 30, 2002
Heat place Jackson on injured list Wizards tell Collins to stay silent on Jordan Ellis avoids jail time
Local briefs
March 30, 2002
Presbyterian Manor names new executive director Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America has named Rhonda Parks executive director of Lawrence Presbyterian Manor, effective Monday. Parks, a registered nurse, was chief executive officer and vice president of operations at Retirement Management Co., a Lawrence-based investment company, from 1995 to 2001. Parks replaces Dorothy Devlin, who is retiring after 20 years at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor. Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America officials will introduce Parks to Lawrence Presbyterian Manor residents Monday during a 10 a.m. ceremony. __________________________________ Benefit: Library’s spring book sale set to begin Thursday The Friends of the Lawrence Public Library’s Spring Book Sale will get under way Thursday night for Friends members. Members will get first pick of thousands of titles from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the library’s garage, Seventh and Kentucky streets, and inside at the library’s gallery. The sale will open to the public from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and continue from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 6. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 7, all books will be half-price. Patrons can purchase a bag of books for $5 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 8 and for $3 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 11. Books will be given away from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13. __________________________________ Event: Stovall slated to speak to Lawrence Rotary Club Carla Stovall, the Kansas attorney general and Republican candidate for governor, will speak to the Lawrence Rotary Club on Monday. The meeting begins at noon at Hereford House, 4931 W. Sixth St. Stovall plans to discuss her accomplishments during her eight years as attorney general. __________________________________ Gasoline prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.32 at several Lawrence service stations. If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name and address of the business and the price. Or go to www.ljworld.com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol board.
Local briefs
March 30, 2002
 Presbyterian Manor names new executive director Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America has named Rhonda Parks executive director of Lawrence Presbyterian Manor, effective Monday. Parks, a registered nurse, was chief executive officer and vice president of operations at Retirement Management Co., a Lawrence-based investment company, from 1995 to 2001. Parks replaces Dorothy Devlin, who is retiring after 20 years at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor. Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America officials will introduce Parks to Lawrence Presbyterian Manor residents Monday during a 10 a.m. ceremony. __________________________________  Benefit: Library’s spring book sale set to begin Thursday The Friends of the Lawrence Public Library’s Spring Book Sale will get under way Thursday night for Friends members. Members will get first pick of thousands of titles from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the library’s garage, Seventh and Kentucky streets, and inside at the library’s gallery. The sale will open to the public from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and continue from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 6. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 7, all books will be half-price. Patrons can purchase a bag of books for $5 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 8 and for $3 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 11. Books will be given away from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13. __________________________________  Event: Stovall slated to speak to Lawrence Rotary Club Carla Stovall, the Kansas attorney general and Republican candidate for governor, will speak to the Lawrence Rotary Club on Monday. The meeting begins at noon at Hereford House, 4931 W. Sixth St. Stovall plans to discuss her accomplishments during her eight years as attorney general. __________________________________  Gasoline prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.32 at several Lawrence service stations. If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name and address of the business and the price. Or go to www.ljworld.com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol board.
Lindh book published
March 30, 2002
About 10,000 copies of a book about John Walker Lindh’s road to a Taliban training camp are now on the market. The books were shipped to retailers Monday, despite a written warning to University Press, California, from a member of Lindh’s defense team alleging the book contained defamatory material.
Engagements
March 30, 2002
Engagements
March 30, 2002
Farrell-Preston Greg and Pam Farrell, Olathe, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jill Marie Farrell, Kansas City, Mo., to Nicholas Russell Preston, Kansas City, Mo., son of Larry and Denise Preston, Lawrence.
Earl Luke Kueser
March 30, 2002
James Daniel Shoemaker
March 30, 2002
Services for James Daniel Shoemaker, 23, Eudora, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Eudora Cemetery. Mr. Shoemaker died Friday, March 29, 2002, in Eudora.
Club news
March 30, 2002
Club news
March 30, 2002
The Lawrence 299er Duplicate Bridge Club’s March 20 game was stratified, used the Howell movement and was directed by Don Brennaman. The winners were led by Jan Darting and Janet Williams, followed by Bill Hamilton and Yvonne Hedges. Clarice Broz and Helen Fisher placed third, followed by Albert Ballard and Artie Shaw. Chuck Hedges and Joyce Morrow placed fifth.
Children first
March 30, 2002
Area briefs
March 30, 2002
One passenger injured in North Lawrence rollover Lifestyle magazine searching for students to profile
Proper pet identification can help avoid heartache
March 30, 2002
By Amy Tramill April 6 is Tag Day, which is designed to remind owners that their pet should wear a collar with current identification. According to the American Humane Assn., only 17 percent of stray dogs and 2 percent of stray cats in shelters are reclaimed by their owners.
Union’s research saves Raytheon jobs
March 30, 2002
A union-initiated cost-cutting effort has persuaded Raytheon Aircraft Co. not to send electrical work to Mexico a decision expected to save 320 jobs in Wichita, the company said.
Royals, Sweeney agree
First baseman to sign $55-million, five-year extension
March 30, 2002
Mike Sweeney, the power-hitting first baseman the Kansas City Royals hope to make the cornerstone of their future, agreed Friday to a $55 million, five-year extension through the 2007 season.
Growing in faith
New senior pastor charts Lawrence church’s future
March 30, 2002
By Jim Baker When the Rev. Bill Hurlbutt was in high school, he was terrified of having to get up in front of his classmates to give an oral report. These days, though, he stands in front of hundreds of worshippers during Sunday services at Christ Community Evangelical Free Church, 1100 Kasold Drive, and preaches from the pulpit.
City Golf Preview: LHS suffering from March Madness
Lions might be shorthanded for Monday’s opener thanks to NCAA Tournament
March 30, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus When Lawrence High’s boys golf team opens on Monday at the Shawnee Mission South Invitational at Meadowbrook, a handful of Lions plan to be rooting on Kansas University’s men’s basketball team in Atlanta.
Eudora driver killed in wreck
March 30, 2002
By Mike Belt A man died early Friday after he was thrown from his car and it rolled onto him, Douglas County Sheriff’s officials said. The driver, identified as James D. Shoemaker, 23, had swerved to avoid hitting a Eudora police car stopped near 10th and Walnut streets, according to a sheriff’s report.
Tempers flare over bogus Statehouse memos
March 30, 2002
The state budget crisis is producing frayed nerves at the Statehouse. Tempers flared Friday among some officials over tongue-in-cheek memos circulated on the governor’s stationery. One asked that all state agencies stop spending money so that Graves’ “good friend Jack Brier” could buy buildings in Topeka.
KU’s history with NCAA tourney long, storied
March 30, 2002
By Bill Mayer Pardon the awe and pride this Kansas native feels each March about the monumental footprint that Kansas University and its people have planted on the fabric of the NCAA basketball tournament. The more you learn about it, the more prominently it looms.
Budget fosters tense session
March 30, 2002
By Scott Rothschild State leaders Friday said the legislative session was near meltdown and took turns blaming each other for the mess. Meanwhile, more evidence of the state’s worsening budget situation emerged when it was announced that for the second time this fiscal year the state would short public schools on their monthly payments.
Building’s demolition a mystery
March 30, 2002
By Mindie Paget At day’s end Friday, it was still a whodunit mystery befitting the spooky reputation of the abandoned stone church that once stood on the hillside above Stull Cemetery. The limestone church, which for decades had drawn college students and others curious about the occult legends surrounding it, came tumbling down without much fanfare sometime Friday.
U.S. military upgrading Gulf flexibility
March 30, 2002
The United States is upgrading its ability to spearhead a war in the Persian Gulf from countries other than Saudi Arabia, the general who would command any attack against Iraq said Friday.
Neuringer services
March 30, 2002
James Daniel Shoemaker
March 30, 2002
Bush bypasses Senate on political appointments
March 30, 2002
Two days after signing a new law restricting campaign donations, President Bush bypassed Congress to install one of the law’s Republican critics to enforce it. He also named a vocal critic of affirmative action as civil rights chief at the Education Department.
Pope’s suffering evident on Good Friday
March 30, 2002
Pope John Paul II, not strong enough to walk with a cross in the Good Friday procession, stood as the ceremony neared its end and, for a few minutes, held the cross that had been carried by other celebrants.
Historical society to take closer look at re-enactment portrayals of violence
March 30, 2002
The Kansas State Historical Society will take another look at a policy that bans violent re-enactments at its historical sites. Terry Marmet, director of historical sites, said Thursday that what the society wants to prevent are “gun-to-head” re-enactments with no educational value.
Tribal leaders to study casinos
Haskell explores training program for industry jobs
March 30, 2002
By Dave Ranney Haskell Indian Nations University has invited tribal leaders and top Indian gaming officials here next week for a conference aimed at helping tribes take advantage of the economic opportunities that accompany on-reservation casinos and bingo halls.
Plagiarism is form of greed
March 30, 2002
By Mark Patinkin The Providence Journal Ever since it made news, I’ve been surprised that two of our most prominent historians have been charged with plagiarizing the work of others.
PBS explores downfall of dictator
March 30, 2002
Martin Sheen narrates the remarkable and inspiring documentary “Bringing Down a Dictator” (9 p.m. Sunday, PBS, check local listings), which shows how a dedicated group of student activists used well-organized, nonviolent resistance to topple the blood-stained regime of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic.
Gifts add up
March 30, 2002
Church about people, not priests
March 30, 2002
By Edward L. Beck Special to the Los Angeles Times While the Roman Catholic Church gathers to celebrate the holiest week of its year, it isn’t looking too holy. As a priest, I have read the news of sexual scandals involving priests and bishops with sadness and dismay.
University reaps dividends from KU’s Final Four run
March 30, 2002
By Terry Rombeck A Final Four appearance may bring more than a trophy to Kansas University. University officials say the national exposure also helps recruiting and fund-raising efforts.
Unless Senate changes latest map, governor vows to veto redistricting
March 30, 2002
Gov. Bill Graves said Friday he would veto the latest Senate redistricting bill unless changes were made, but one of the map’s creators said no revisions are planned. The latest map, like an earlier version vetoed by Graves, was drawn by a coalition of conservative Republicans and the Senate’s minority Democrats.
House rejects bill giving control to school boards
March 30, 2002
The House has rejected a bill giving school boards more authority and providing more state aid to districts with declining enrollments. Members voted Friday 67-55 against the measure, despite having decided to advance it to final action the day before.
House panel passes plan to expand legalized gambling; criticism expected
Even supporters say it won’t return enough profits to state
March 30, 2002
A bill expanding legalized gambling cleared a House committee Friday, but even supporters expect it to be criticized as allocating too little profit to the state. The bill would permit slot machines and other electronic gambling devices at the state’s five pari-mutuel race tracks if voters in those counties approved, as well as one unspecified “at-large” site.
New friendly fire concerns raised
March 30, 2002
The first American soldier killed during the assault in Afghanistan this month may have been hit by U.S. rather than enemy fire, the Pentagon said Friday in a report on some of the war’s deadliest accidents.
Kid Rock show a celebration of mediocrity
Kid Rock - Municipal Auditorium - Kansas City MO, 03/28/2002
March 30, 2002
Friends and neighbors
March 30, 2002
Friends and neighbors
March 30, 2002
McLouth High School varsity cheerleaders were invited to Dallas over the winter school break to perform at the pre-game and halftime Jan. 1 shows at the Cotton Bowl. Cheerleaders are, back row, from left, Tiffany Cook, Sherri Braksick, Alexis Doane, Justina Oshel and Alysse Doane; and front row, Jodi Kitterman, Liegh Anna Thompson, Erica Meyer, Katie Harding and Kathryn Keyes. Not pictured are sponsors Annamaria Rainey and Jeanie Thompson. Annamaria Rainey submitted the photograph. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044. For more Friends and Neighbors, go to www.lawrence.com/publish/postem/friends.
6Sports video report: 989 Sports has National Championship game as rematch against Sooners and Hawks
March 30, 2002
James Sido reports on the National Championship game pitting the Jayhawks against the Sooners. Game clips courtesy of 989 Sports.
City hopes to polish its image on musical heritage with museum
March 30, 2002
The Absinthe Bar was once considered the best place on Bourbon Street  and one of the best places in the world  to catch live blues. Patrons drank at a mahogany bar said to be 200 years old, and listened to regular gigs by guitarist Bryan Lee, or the debut of a 13-year-old Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
OU on to championship game
March 30, 2002
From near extinction to national title, Oklahoma’s amazing rebuilding project just keeps getting better. Twelve years after the school nearly disbanded a program in disarray, the Sooners earned a shot at their first NCAA championship with a 86-71 win over Duke in the national semifinals Friday night.
Proper pet identification can help avoid heartache
March 30, 2002
By Amy Tramill April 6 is Tag Day, which is designed to remind owners that their pet should wear a collar with current identification. According to the American Humane Assn., only 17 percent of stray dogs and 2 percent of stray cats in shelters are reclaimed by their owners.
Playing with family dog can prove dangerous
March 30, 2002
Rick Tvelia’s pinky finger was fractured and practically torn off three months ago when he tried to break up a fight between two of his dogs. The incident happened when one of his dogs was loose and attacked a dog that was leashed, biting it five or six times.
While pews are full for Easter, many congregations have vacant pastoral positions
March 30, 2002
Easter 2002 is a bit special for First Presbyterian Church, a granite landmark that features a Tiffany stained-glass window portraying Jesus’ resurrection. It’s not because of the added service to accommodate the extra turnout. That’s customary.
6News video report: KU profiting from basketball team success
March 30, 2002
Tina Terry reports on the increased spending of KU visitors due mostly to the entrance of the Jayhawks in the Final Four.
Stadium to show game on giant video board
March 30, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University officials are putting out the welcome mat for Jayhawk basketball fans  and they’re throwing in the biggest of big-screen televisions as part of the package. The university is opening Memorial Stadium and its Megavision video board to the public for today’s KU-Maryland basketball game, which begins about 7:47 p.m.
Southern hospitality on display for KU
March 30, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Jim and Diane Dickey represent all Georgians as the official host couple to the Kansas Jayhawks at the Final Four. “Our job is to make them feel at home,” said Diane Dickey, a first-grade teacher who volunteered for the job. “Honestly, it can’t be considered a job. It’s fun. Very fun.”
s Final Four run
March 30, 2002
By Terry Rombeck A Final Four appearance may bring more than a trophy to Kansas University. University officials say the national exposure also helps recruiting and fund-raising efforts.
Graves takes executive plane to turkey hunt
March 30, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves and Wildlife and Parks Secretary Mike Hayden flew at state expense this week to participate in a turkey hunt in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Graves’ spokesman Don Brown said he didn’t know how much the trip would cost because the paperwork had not been turned in yet.
KU baseball victimized by OSU, 10-7
March 30, 2002
Jeff Salazar blasted a three-run home run with one out in the bottom of the ninth to propel Oklahoma State to a 10-7 Big 12 baseball victory over Kansas here Friday. The Jayhawks bolted to a 4-0 lead with two runs in both the first and second innings. Matt Tribble connected for a two-run home run in the first and a two-run double in the second.
U.S. military upgrading Gulf flexibility
March 30, 2002
The United States is upgrading its ability to spearhead a war in the Persian Gulf from countries other than Saudi Arabia, the general who would command any attack against Iraq said Friday.
Religion briefs
March 30, 2002
 N. Lawrence Christian offers sunrise service  Musician joins Unity choir  Mustard Seed slates Easter presentation  Sunflower Broadband adds Catholic network  Lawrence Wesleyan sets egg hunt
Briefcase
March 30, 2002
 Trading: Markets closed for holiday  Bankrupt retailer: Kmart gives financial update  Theaters: AMC completes purchase  Utilities: Western can sell building if customers get benefits  Economy: Consumer spending, personal income increase
s research saves Raytheon jobs
March 30, 2002
A union-initiated cost-cutting effort has persuaded Raytheon Aircraft Co. not to send electrical work to Mexico  a decision expected to save 320 jobs in Wichita, the company said.
Indiana title would drive Knight crazy
March 30, 2002
There are many reasons to pull for any of the teams in this Final Four. Kansas’ Roy Williams might be the best coach never to have won a national championship. Maryland might be the best program never to have won a national championship.
Society Calendar
March 30, 2002
Sunday Mother Earth Collective, 4 p.m., 1305 Tenn. Educational alternatives workshop and discussion. For more information, call 865-0578.
s compound
March 30, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 11:31 a.m.) After a tense night surrounded by Israeli tanks and troops, an American trapped alongside Yasser Arafat in the Palestinian leader’s offices left Saturday with a delegation of humanitarian workers.
Pakistani authorities suspect key bin Laden lieutenant may have been captured
March 30, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 11:23 a.m.) U.S. and Pakistani authorities are trying to determine whether an Arab arrested in raids here this week is a key lieutenant of Osama bin Laden, a senior police official said Saturday.
Indiana defeats Oklahoma, moves on to championship game
March 30, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 9:03 p.m.) BULLETIN - Indiana defeated Oklahom, 73-64, in Saturday night’s NCAA Final Four semifinal. The Hoosiers move on to play in the championship game Monday and will face the winner of Saturday night’s Kansas-Maryland matchup.
s demolition a mystery
March 30, 2002
By Mindie Paget At day’s end Friday, it was still a whodunit mystery befitting the spooky reputation of the abandoned stone church that once stood on the hillside above Stull Cemetery. The limestone church, which for decades had drawn college students and others curious about the occult legends surrounding it, came tumbling down without much fanfare sometime Friday.
Earl Luke Kueser
March 30, 2002
Eudora  Memorial services for Earl Luke Kueser, 83, Eudora, formerly of DeSoto, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Eudora. Inurnment will be in DeSoto Cemetery. Mr. Kueser died Sunday, March 24, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Huskies one win away from securing perfect season
March 30, 2002
By overwhelming its biggest rival, Connecticut showed why it’s the perfect team. Now, there’s just one game to go to complete a perfect season.
Randa, Berger boost Royals in 6-5 victory over Tigers
March 30, 2002
Brandon Berger hit a two-run homer and Joe Randa doubled twice as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers, 6-5, Friday. It was the Royals’ final home spring training game in Florida. They have trained the past 15 years here after training in Fort Myers, Fla. from 1969-87.
First baseman to sign $55-million, five-year extension
March 30, 2002
Mike Sweeney, the power-hitting first baseman the Kansas City Royals hope to make the cornerstone of their future, agreed Friday to a $55 million, five-year extension through the 2007 season.
New friendly fire concerns raised
March 30, 2002
The first American soldier killed during the assault in Afghanistan this month may have been hit by U.S. rather than enemy fire, the Pentagon said Friday in a report on some of the war’s deadliest accidents.
Lindh book published
March 30, 2002
About 10,000 copies of a book about John Walker Lindh’s road to a Taliban training camp are now on the market. The books were shipped to retailers Monday, despite a written warning to University Press, California, from a member of Lindh’s defense team alleging the book contained defamatory material.
House panel passes plan to expand legalized gambling
March 30, 2002
A bill expanding legalized gambling cleared a House committee Friday, but even supporters expect it to be criticized as allocating too little profit to the state. The bill would permit slot machines and other electronic gambling devices at the state’s five pari-mutuel race tracks if voters in those counties approved, as well as one unspecified “at-large” site.
Katherine Marie Keith
March 30, 2002
Mililani, Hawaii  Private memorial services for Katherine Marie Keith, 79, Mililani, Hawaii, formerly of Lawrence, are planned. She was cremated. Mrs. Keith died Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at her home. She had moved from Lawrence three months ago.
House rejects bill giving control to school boards
March 30, 2002
The House has rejected a bill giving school boards more authority and providing more state aid to districts with declining enrollments. Members voted Friday 67-55 against the measure, despite having decided to advance it to final action the day before.
Eudora driver killed in wreck
March 30, 2002
By Mike Belt A man died early Friday after he was thrown from his car and it rolled onto him, Douglas County Sheriff’s officials said. The driver, identified as James D. Shoemaker, 23, had swerved to avoid hitting a Eudora police car stopped near 10th and Walnut streets, according to a sheriff’s report.
Unless Senate changes latest map, governor vows to veto redistricting
March 30, 2002
Gov. Bill Graves said Friday he would veto the latest Senate redistricting bill unless changes were made, but one of the map’s creators said no revisions are planned. The latest map, like an earlier version vetoed by Graves, was drawn by a coalition of conservative Republicans and the Senate’s minority Democrats.
Fredrick L. Cochrane
March 30, 2002
Services for Fredrick L. Cochrane, 80, Topeka, are pending and will be announced by Barnett’s Meriden Funeral Chapel. Burial will be with American Legion honors at Prairie Home Cemetery, Topeka. Mr. Cochrane died Friday, March 29, 2002, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka, after a long illness.
Children first
March 30, 2002
To the editor: I am concerned, as I am sure many are, about more cuts being made to public education in Kansas.
Kid Rock - Municipal Auditorium - Kansas City MO, 03/28/2002
March 30, 2002
Fronting his group the Twisted Brown Trucker Band, an ensemble with middling bar-band skills, Bob Ritchie, aka Kid Rock, demonstrated the truth of his own words “If it’s marketed right you’ll buy it,” Thursday night at Kansas City’s Municipal Auditorium. An adequate showman and a passable rapper, Kid Rock’s act is a theatrical conceit. The Kid Rock character is the musical equivalent of a professional wrestling star, complete with comic book bravado and cheap titillation. He taps into white-trash culture by inhabiting a character that augments the usual whiny rebellion of most rap-rock with bad taste and a reverence for classic rock.
Historical society to take closer look at re-enactment portrayals of violence
March 30, 2002
The Kansas State Historical Society will take another look at a policy that bans violent re-enactments at its historical sites. Terry Marmet, director of historical sites, said Thursday that what the society wants to prevent are “gun-to-head” re-enactments with no educational value.
Tempers flare over bogus Statehouse memos
March 30, 2002
The state budget crisis is producing frayed nerves at the Statehouse. Tempers flared Friday among some officials over tongue-in-cheek memos circulated on the governor’s stationery. One asked that all state agencies stop spending money so that Graves’ “good friend Jack Brier” could buy buildings in Topeka.
Briefcase
March 30, 2002
Trading: Markets closed for holiday Bankrupt retailer: Kmart gives financial update Theaters: AMC completes purchase Utilities: Western can sell building if customers get benefits Economy: Consumer spending, personal income increase
All-Stars edge Globetrotters
March 30, 2002
Oregon’s Frederick Jones had 15 points, and the NABC All-Stars snapped a two-game losing streak to the Harlem Globetrotters with an 86-76 victory Friday night in the Roundball Shootout.
Nation Briefs
March 30, 2002
Seattle: Historic plane recovered after crash into sound Milwaukee: Serial-killer figures upset victims’ families France: Rabbit clones herald advance in lab science Detroit: FBI to hand off Jimmy Hoffa case Wisconsin: Crash toll rises to six
Area briefs
March 30, 2002
 One passenger injured in North Lawrence rollover  Lifestyle magazine searching for students to profile
Briefly
March 30, 2002
 New York City: Thousands march to WTC in Good Friday procession  Chicago: Oprah declines Afghan visit  Washington, D.C.: Former Joint Chiefs chairman undergoing rehabilitation  Afghanistan: Radioactive material found